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11-01-2013, 06:25 AM
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Moose Coleman
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Originally Posted by Hemsky4PM View Post
Yup, and if you look at the Sabres, they had to retain some of Vanek's ticket to trade him. I imagine a similar scenario with Hemsky.

Hemsky and a 4th rounder somewhere for a 2nd rounder and mediocre forward/ prospect. Jim O'Brien?

Oilers retain 1.5M of Hemsky's remaining salary. They still clear about 2.25M assuming he is just replaced by a scrub in the lineup - that's smart money management. They'd be wise to arrange a similar move with N. Schultz to move his contract out and maybe save 1.5M and call up Fedun or Klefbom. Why bother waiting until the deadline?

I bet Ottawa would be interested in this sort of a trade for Hemsky.
Why would they do it now? And what's in it for us? The Vanek trade was notable for its rarity and the fact it saw two UFAs changing hands. It also was more about the draft picks for the rebuilding Sabres. We don't need picks.

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